Remarkable Plumage

Ducks are very intelligent animals with complex social relationships and this makes them interesting and so rewarding.  These two ducklings imprinted themselves on me when they were young and their mother was run over by a truck.  When a duck imprints on you, they will try to follow you around and be with you all the time.  I consider them to be my pets, but they are wild and free to come and go as they please.  I named one Dudley and the other Puddles, but most of the time, I can’t really tell which one is which, although that doesn’t really matter, because either one will answer to whatever I call them.  They look cute when they bob their heads up and down and waddle around, so I made a video of them talking to each other quacking away in a long conversation.

I uploaded the video to my WordPress blog and everyone seemed to enjoy it, they were flocking to my blog like a duck takes to water.  Making the video was easy as duck soup, once I was able to get all my ducks in a row.  Dudley and Puddles are actually great actors and I had Dudley play as if he was a lame duck, while Puddles was a sitting duck and then they both laid down and pretended to be dead ducks, which was so much fun.  They are a lot like people except that they look like a ducks and walk like ducks and they talk like ducks, and I guess that is because they are ducks.

I took them for a ride in my car which was fun, but they kept on quacking till I rolled down all of the windows.  Duck feathers were flying all over the place and I had to take them back home.  I won’t be taking them out for any more drives, as their feathers got stuck in my CD player and now, I have to take my dashboard apart.  At least my post is getting a lot of likes.

Written for Paula’s Tuesday Story 7 challenge.

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